For instructional grouping purposes, schools offer. Biology I Advanced which is designed to prepare the student for college science courses in related areas. Ag Biology I Advanced is a class that is taught in conjunction with an agriculture class; a biology teacher and an agriculture teacher work together to apply the Biology I Advanced topics to agriculture.
Information about the Biology I program at RCPS
Biology I is designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of living systems. Emphasis is placed on the skills necessary to examine alternative scientific explanations, actively conduct controlled experiments, analyze and communicate information, and acquire and use scientific literature. The history of biological thought and the evidence that supports it are explored and provide the foundation of investigating biochemical life processes, cellular organization, mechanisms of inheritance, dynamic relationships among organisms, and the change in organisms through time. The importance of scientific research that validates or challenges ideas is emphasized at this level. Students take the Biology end-of course SOL test.
Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience
Every Biology Student in Rockingham County should have a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience.
Resources for Meaningful Watershed Experiences